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08/27/96
MICHIGAN REP WANTS LIONS TO PAY FOR SILVERDOME SUBSIDIES

In the wake of the Lions proposed move back to downtown Detroit, State Rep. Deborah Whyman plans to introduce a bill when the MI Legislature reconvenes September 12 that would require the Lions to rei

Tags: Detroit Lions, Facilities, General Motors

08/27/96
BUCS VOTE IS ON, BUT ARE THERE NEW LEASE PROBLEMS?

Hillsborough Circuit Court Judge James Whittemore ruled a lawsuit by former Tampa Mayor William Poe Sr. to block a half- cent tax from going on the September 3 ballot was "without merit," according to

Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, YankeeNets

08/27/96
ECKELS APPLYING PRESSURE TO MCLANE? SAYS REFERENDUM LIKELY

Harris County Judge Robert Eckels says there is a "strong likelihood" commissioners will call for an Astros stadium referendum by September 3, the last day possible for having ballot language ready fo

Tags: Facilities, Houston Astros, MLB

08/26/96
HUIZENGA HOLDINGS TO RENAME JOE ROBBIE PRO PLAYER PARK

Fruit of the Loom''s Pro Player sports and licensing division has signed a five-year $25M deal with Wayne Huizenga for naming rights to Miami''s Joe Robbie Stadium, according to BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lef

Tags: American Airlines, Facilities, Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, Miami Dolphins, MLB, NFL

08/26/96
DECISION ON BUCS STADIUM TAX CHALLENGE COULD COME TODAY

Hillsborough Circuit Court Judge James Whittemore heard arguments Friday on a challenge being made by former Tampa Mayor Bill Poe to prevent a half-cent sales tax designed to help fund a new Bucs stad

Tags: Facilities, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

08/26/96
RAIDERS TROUBLES CONTINUE: PERATA QUITS AS OFMA CONSULTANT

After only three months as a consultant for the Raiders'' "troubled" Oakland Football Marketing Association, former Alameda County Supervisor Don Perata has resigned, according to the SAN FRANCISCO CH

Tags: Facilities, Oakland Raiders

08/26/96
STADIUM NOTES

Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell''s administration has "moved away" from the notion of a downtown site for a new stadium, instead concentrating on the "infrastructure of parking and expressway exits alre

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, Houston Astros, MLB, NFL, PGA Tour, Philadelphia Flyers, Time Warner

08/23/96
WAYNE COUNTY APPROVES TAX VOTE FOR NEW LIONS, TIGERS LAIRS

The Wayne County Commission voted to place a 1% hotel room tax and 2% car rental tax, designed to fund the new Tigers and Lions stadiums, on the November 5 ballot, according to the DETROIT NEWS. Commi

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities, General Motors, New England Patriots

08/23/96
MIAMI POLL REVEALS OPPOSITION TO TAX GOING TOWARD HEAT ARENA

A poll of 613 registered voters, conducted by the MIAMI HERALD and the local NBC affiliate, showed 62.1% oppose using public money gained from a tourist tax to be spent on construction of a new arena

Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat, NBC

08/23/96
BUCS TAX LAWSUIT TO BE HEARD TODAY; LEASE ALMOST DONE

Hillsborough Circuit Judge James Whittemore is scheduled to hear arguments today on a lawsuit filed earlier this week by former Tampa Mayor William Poe over a proposed half-cent tax increase to help f

Tags: Facilities, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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